One of the many devastating side effects of struggling with a mental illness is the difficulty in keeping a job. Job loss due to mental health issues is costing the UK big money and requires some administrative attention….
Diet and nutrition are important to your overall wellbeing and certainly for mental health. Here are some foods to eat in the winter to improve mental health and overall wellness….
Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) is a form of psychotherapy to help people reprocess painful, unresolved memories such as people who have PTSD….
In the interest of healing past trauma and recovering from addiction, it’s amazing the extent to which music provides stress relief. Learn how you can deal with stress using music therapy and recovery strategies….
Meditation and mindfulness are powerful tools in addiction recovery and Guided Therapeutic Imagery can help patients elucidate complex problems so they can face them head on….
Our environment has a tremendous impact on our mental health in ways we don’t even realize. Learn how the ocean affects mental illness and how you can prepare yourself to deal with those effects….
Humans are multi-sensory creatures and take in a great deal of information through our five senses. Learn how to use the five senses to calm anxiety and heal trauma….
Emotional intelligence is an important trait for self awareness and success in the recovery process, so are you emotionally intelligent? Learn how you can tell….
Maintaining a positive approach to mental health means focusing on prevention and maintenance. Watch for these 4 ways to prepare for a panic attack and continue the fight for positive mental health every day….
It can be quite difficult to maintain sobriety and protect your mental health during times of stress or upon receiving difficult news, but it is important to learn ways to minimize the negative impact of bad news….
Conflict is often a part of the addiction recovery process as families come to terms with the repercussions of this behavior. Here are 4 ways to create peace during these times of conflict….
Emotions can be a major factor in arrested development during recovery. Learning to let go of unhealthy emotions and move on with the present is a powerful tool….
Mental Health is now being taken more seriously within the world of UK and Scottish football as players work to support their peers and make for a healthier team….
The World Health Organization released a new report called the Global Accelerated Action for the Health of Adolescents in which it highlighted growing health concerns for the 1.2 billion adolescents around the world…
Family time promotes the integration of recovery and a newly sober loved one. Creating a strong foundation in the family home helps a loved one create a strong foundation in their personal life and their new life of recovery….
Radioman is a film about a homeless on the streets of New York. Addiction therapist Chris Burn reviews this touching documentary about a recovered alcoholic….
I had hoped for so much more. This small and disappointing exhibition seems to serve only to repeat the gloomy reality that the world already knows: that the British and alcohol are a toxic and deeply unlovely combination….
Network Rail, the state owned company that runs Britain’s rail infrastructure, has a policy for dealing with drug and alcohol use among its employees. Read more….
It’s a huge decision to come into inpatient rehab treatment. Prof Chick, leading researcher in the addiction field, advises on what happens when patients ask to leave addiction treatment early….
We recommend five of the best films documenting the challenges of going into treatment and living in recovery from addiction to drugs, alcohol or other substances….
Five great films featuring personalities that struggled with addiction: Charlie “Bird” Parker, Jake LaMotta, Lenny Bruce, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Kurt Cobain….
Many people with bipolar disorder experience problematic use of alcohol and drugs. Castle Craig Rehab’s psychiatrists explain the link between bipolarity and addiction….
This article remembers the addiction-related deaths of some of the biggest names in show business: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Whitney Houston, Truman Capote….
The Recovery Cafe is a phenomenon started in the US that has been taken up in the UK in the past ten years. Read more about alcohol-free recovery cafes across the UK….
Director Lars Von Trier said that he did not think he was able to create anymore. Many examples prove him wrong….